Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat NBA Player Props & Picks Tonight (12/16/23)

The Chicago Bulls meet the Miami Heat this Saturday (12/16/23). Get Bulls vs. Heat player prop best bets below, including a search tool to optimize odds shopping.

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Which players will dominate in the Bulls vs. Heat game?

Nikola Vucevic Over 3.5 Assists (+100 DK) & 5+ Assists (+210 DK) 

Since Zach LaVine’s injury, Chicago’s offense has embraced making the extra pass, strived for shot quality, and mostly avoided stagnant isolation possessions. As a result, they own a 118.8 Offensive Rating post LaVine injury, which would rank fifth best. Nikola Vucevic in particular has flexed his IQ and playmaking acumen as an interior passing hub over this stretch. 

Meanwhile, Miami has missed Bam Adebayo for effectively seven games now. Over that stretch, the Heat have surrendered 11.4 corner three-point attempts per 100 possessions and 34.2 open plus wide open three-point attempts per 100 possessions – these marks would rank 29th and 27th, respectively (via NBA.com). 

Because Chicago’s offense is producing a plethora of open shots, they are currently scorching hot from deep with a team 40.4 3PT% across the past seven games. Vucevic should rack up assists by kicking it out to perimeter shooters here, as well as via finding backdoor cutters. 

The veteran has notched at least four assists in five of seven games during LaVine’s absence, including a seven assist performance against Miami on Thursday. For this bet to be profitable in the long run, “Vuc” must record four assists here about 50 percent of the time. He currently owns a 71 percent hit rate in this new-look offense. 

Coby White 30+ Points+Assists (+110 DK)

To put it simply, Coby White is on a heater! Over his past seven games since taking control of the offense, he has averaged 26.1 points on incredible 49/50/78 shooting splits. He faces a Miami defense that is struggling mightily to defend the three-point line, especially against point guards. Kyle Lowry and Duncan Robinson cannot stay in front of White either, so he will obtain plenty of layup or floater opportunities. 

White is averaging 13.7 potential assists per game since LaVine’s injury too; this mark would rank ninth best in the NBA and be above names like James Harden, Cade Cunningham, De’Aaron Fox, and LeBron James. White should achieve plenty of kick-out opportunities here, and he can also constantly dump it off to Vucevic for a quick jump hook. 

Overall, White has hit 30 points plus assists in six of his last seven games, and he just recorded 37 points plus assists against Miami on Thursday. Based on his odds, White must reach the threshold about 48 percent of the time; he possesses an 85 percent hit rate across the past seven games as the main ball handler. 

Braxton has been covering the NBA for Lineups since the 2022 season. He's worked with multiple collegiate coaching staffs regarding analytics and scouting, which has allowed him to understand the game on a deeper level. Braxton is also a contributor at Thunderous Intentions.

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